1985 Taylor

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1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Thu 01 Mar 2012

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 20:01 Thu 01 Mar 2012

T85, served blind. Bright red, 45% opaque. Nose had liquorice, lots of sweetness, and maybe raspberry. Mid weigh, very long, slightly cloying, with milk chocolate, especially mid- to late-palate. Again, a very good VP.

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 09:54 Thu 15 Mar 2012

A bottle purchased from Tesco. Mid red, firm coloured rim; 60% opaque. Lively and spicy nose, youthful junipers and raspberries. Gentle entry, bringing restrained fruit with an elegant balance and soft acidity. Tannins are dry and gentle. Plenty of fruit on the palate, which is medium bodied and elegantly floral. Big on the finish, with a long, long aftertaste that is dominated by chocolate and licorice. 92/100. 24 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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